Breaking News: Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, killed in a helicopter crash

Breaking News: Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash.

Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry was killed Friday in a helicopter crash near a New Jersey airport where before the country music duo was supposed to perform later in the day. He was 50.

The news was confirmed on the group’s social media pages

It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash, which took place at approximately 1:00 p.m. today in Medford, New Jersey,” read the message. “The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old. Details of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

Troy Gentry From Montgomery Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash

It is unclear if his band mate Eddie Montgomery or any of their crew were involved in the crash, which also killed another unidentified man. Only two people were involved in the incident, a supervisor at the Burlington County communications center in Westampton told the Courier-Post.

he Schweitzer 269 helicopter crashed around 1:30 p.m. in a wooded area off the end of one of the runways at the Flying W Airport, which also houses a resort, an FAA spokesperson told E! News, adding that the group plans to investigate the incident, whose cause remains unclear.
The National Transportation Safety Board is also set to investigate.
The Medford Township police chief told NJ.com police got a call about a helicopter that had taken off from the airport and then tried to land after it became “distressed.””Shortly after our arrival the helicopter did go down. It went into a field south of the airport,” he said.

Troy Gentry, Montgomery Gentry

Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry, Montgomery Gentry

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