Troy Gentry of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash in Medford, Burlington County.
The crash was reported after 1 p.m. Friday at the Flying W Airport and Resort on Fostertown Road.
The following statement was released on behalf of Montgomery Gentry:
“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey. 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.”
— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) September 8, 2017
The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport.
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 NJ.com that the passenger died on the way to a hospital and the pilot died at the scene.
SOURCE: ABC6 / The Associated Press