Is there a link between flying at night and flying drunk? Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say a recently completed study seems to point to one. According to their findings, 52% of alcohol-related aircraft accidents happen between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Continued flight into deteriorating weather, something that leads to accidents even when the pilot is stone cold sober, plays a role in 64% of alcohol-related crashes.
The study was published in the January issue of the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention.