By: Renee Grant
Troy Gentry, one-half of the Kentucky country music duo Montgomery Gentry has died in a helicopter crash.
CBS Philly confirms that the crash happened at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J. around 12 noon on Friday (September 8). One other person was killed in the crash but is yet to be identified.
Eddie Montgomery was not aboard the helicopter.
Gentry was a native of Lexington, Kentucky and was a father of two.
UPDATED: Medford Police have released a statement regarding the death of Troy Gentry:
“On September 8, 2017 at 12:40pm, Medford Township
Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to the Flying W Airport onFostertown Road for a helicopter in distress. The flight took off from the airport and was returning to the airport. Initial reports were the helicopter was going to attempt to crash land. Emergency crews arrived at the airport and shortly thereafter, the helicopter suddenly crashed in a field just south of the airport runway.
Investigators immediately responded to the crash site and began assessing and treating the victims. The helicopter was occupied by a pilot and a passenger. The passenger, Troy Gentry, 50 year old male from Franklin Tennessee was extricated from the helicopter and transported to Virtua Marlton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from the injuries sustained in the crash. Gentry is a member of the Country Music Band, Montgomery Gentry who was scheduled to perform at the Flying W Airport this evening.
The pilot of the helicopter, James Evan Robinson 30 year old male, who had just recently moved to Medford Township, was pronounced dead on the scene. Robinson was a native of Meigs Georgia and was a helicopter pilot at the Flight School located at the Flying W Airport.
There were no injuries sustained on the ground.
The following agencies assisted with the incident, Lumberton Police, Fire and EMS, Mt. Laurel Police, New Jersey State Police, Federal Aviation Administration, Virtua Paramedics and the Burlington County Prosecutors
The incident remains under investigation by the National
Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Medford Township Police.”