Troy Gentry of 'Montgomery Gentry' dies in helicopter crash


LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - Montgomery Gentry's official website has said that Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, has died in New Jersey helicopter crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in Medford.

The airport also houses a resort and was scheduled to host a concert by country stars Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry on Friday night. Shortly after 2 p.m., Flying W Airport announced the cancellation of the gig.

Medford Township Police Chief Richard tells police got a call about a helicopter "that was distressed" around 1 p.m.

He said the passenger died on the way to a hospital and the pilot died at the scene.

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