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'Exploding headphones' prompt safety warning for air passengers

'Exploding headphones' prompt safety warning for air passengers
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Photographs of a passenger’s injuries have been released as a warning about the potential risks of using battery-powered devices on aircraft.

The woman’s headphones caught fire as she was listening to music on a recent flight from Beijing to Melbourne. She was sleeping but woke up to a loud explosion.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau believes the batteries in the device likely caught fire and has urged passengers to respect safety guidelines when flying.

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