- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 24, 1995
Time: 16:51
Location: Near Leeds, England
Operator: Knight Air
Flight #: 816
Route: Leeds - Aberdeen
AC Type: Embraer 110 P1 Bandeirante
Registration: G-OEAA
cn / ln: 110-256
Aboard: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:9  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The crew had serious problems maintaining their heading after both artificial horizons failed shortly after takeoff. The crew had difficulty controlling the aircraft in turbulent conditions and the plane went into a spiral dive and crashed into a field. One or possibly both of the aircraft's artificial horizons malfunctioned and in the absence of a standby horizon, for which there was no airworthiness requirement, there was no single instrument available for assured attitude reference or simple means of determining which flight instruments had failed. The pilot became spatially disoriented and was unable to maintain control.
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