The National Transportation Safety Board released a final report regarding the death of Troy Gentry, who was killed in a helicopter crash on September 8, 2017, at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey. According to the NTSB, the pilot, who also died, cut the engine too soon as he tried to make an emergency landing. The pilot error led to an uncontrolled descent that sent the helicopter crashing into the woods.

Troy, who was 50 at the time, was one half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry. His bandmate, Eddie Montgomery, was at the airport during the crash, as the duo was scheduled to perform that night. Formed in 1999, Montgomery Gentry found success with songs such as “My Town,” “If You Ever Stopped Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “Gone,” and “Back When I Knew It All.”

Troy is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry, and two daughters, Taylor and Kaylee.

NTSB Concludes Pilot Error Caused Helicopter Crash That Killed Troy Gentry


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