I was wondering if there are actually safer hours to fly?
By safe I both refer to major, but also minor accidents like land vehicles hitting a wing, etc.
I can imagine that there are several reasons for the time of day to influence the incident rate on airplanes:
- In the morning: engines are cold, the pilots need to do a full check to the airplane and might be easier to miss details.
- At night: crew might be tired, less visibility in the runways, etc.
- During busy hours: Due to the amount of traffic either on land or flying.
Are there safer hours to fly?