Shortly after takeoff from Douala, Cameroon, on a dark night with convective activity in the area, the pilots of Kenya Airways Flight 507, a Boeing 737-800, lost control of their aircraft. The captain experienced confusion and spatial disorientation while trying to manually recover. His inputs greatly exacerbated the bank angle, and the aircraft entered an unrecoverable spiral dive.
The Toxic Captain
A captain who makes the cockpit environment acrimonious can be a safety risk.