There are some sad lessons to be found in the following NTSB
preliminary accident summary... an aircraft (a GC-1B Swift, file
photo below) that hadn't flown for quite a while was flown without
(apparently) proper inspection and downed by causes clearly
associated with its long down-time.
OK, folks... preflight, preflight, preflight... and if there are
any questions, be sure to have a qualified aircraft tech look
things over before taking flight.