Cause Of Crash that Killed Troy Gentry Revealed

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14 September, 2017

Gentry died on September 8 in a helicopter crash on his way to a show in New Jersey.

Per the NTSB report, Gentry took a ride in the helicopter at Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, N.J., to get a lay of the land prior to Montgomery Gentry's scheduled Friday night concert.

The pilot "was unable to control engine rpm with throttle inputs", meaning the motor wasn't responding to the aviator's moves, according to documents cited by TMZ.

The report says the pilot, 1000 feet up, chose to perform an emergency procedure called an autorotation - in which the rotor turns from upward airflow, without the engine.

Robinson, who logged 480.9 total hours of flight experience, spent the majority of his experience in the same helicopter make and model of the one that crashed.

The autorotation was reportedly attempted at 950 feet above the runway, before the helicopter plummeted to the ground.

Radio communication between emergency responders and the pilot reveal that an emergency landing was in the works, reports Billboard.

"Toward the end of the video, the descent profile became more vertical and the rate of the descent increased before the helicopter descended out of view", the report said. Gentry, the lone passenger, was cut from the wreckage and transported to Virtua Marlton in Evesham, where he was pronounced dead.

A final report with a probable cause for the accident isn't expected to be completed for another year.

Troy Gentry, best known as part of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, will be remembered Thursday morning with a celebration of life at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.


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