Just were done reading my local paper only to be informed that lawyers are going to be suing Grumman for not designing a seaplane correctly for it intended use. As a wing did break off on takeoff one fine Miami morning killing 20 people you would assume that for once the lawyers might had a point.
The only problem is the seaplane in question had been in service in a salt-water environment for 58 years and as a class these seaplanes had an outstanding safety record.
Somehow the idea that after a seaplane had been able to be in almost constant service for 58 years in salt water and a group of lawyers have the nerve to go into court with this silly claim that the accident is the fault of a long dead design team and a design fault is insulting.
Add to this the fact that the engines were replaced a few years before with far more powerful ones placing more stress on the wings that the aircraft design team could not had foreseen from half a century in the past or that the blame had already been place firmly on the airline maintaining the seaplane by the Federal government, and you end up with a lawsuit that is an outrage in my opinion.