NTSB Identification: DEN84LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25890.
Accident occurred Friday, July 20, 1984 in RICHEY, MT
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55B, registration: N24111
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE LANDED IN A PASTURE WHERE HE INTENDED TO REFUEL. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, ONE OF THE WHEELS DROPPED INTO A HOLE, CAUSING THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE TO FLEX DOWNWARD AND SEVERE THE TAILBOOM.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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