Pilot Error Blamed for Helicopter Crash that Killed Troy Gentry

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The National Transportation Safety Board has named pilot error as the main cause of the helicopter crash that killed Troy Gentry. More here.

After a thorough investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has named pilot error following engine maintenance problems as the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry star Troy Gentry and pilot James Evan Robinson on September 8, 2017.

The singer perished just hours before a scheduled Montgomery Gentry performance was to take place at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, New Jersey. While Gentry was on the helicopter for what was supposed to be a short flight, Eddie Montgomery and other band members were at the airport awaiting his return.

According to the final report, the pilot cut the engine too soon as he tried to make an emergency landing. This action led to an uncontrolled descent, which caused the helicopter to crash in a wooded area near the small airport. In addition, the NTSB found the maintenance crew’s failure to rig the throttle control assembly before the flight also contributed to the fatal crash.

While the findings in this official report are hard to process, we hope this report brings some closure to Troy’s widow Angie and his two daughters, Taylor and Kaylee.

Montgomery Gentry‘s latest “Drink Along Song” music video highlights some of the last live video footage of Gentry. Watch it below.

“Drink Along Song” Lyrics 

There’s songs that belong when you’re rolling on an old dirt road
The wheels just seem to turn up that ole radio
Songs that make you wanna want your baby back
Nah this ain’t no song like that, no no
This is a drink along song
Everybody sing along
Pour you something strong
And chug it, shoot ‘er, sip it
Bottle, can, or cup
Turn the bottom up
Keep ’em coming all night long
It’s a drink along song
Drink along song
There’s songs that kinda wanna make you wanna change the world
Lots of songs that try to help you get the girl
Songs that make you take it back to your hometown
This one calls for one more round
This is a drink along song
Everybody sing along
Pour you something strong
And chug it, shoot ‘er, sip it
Bottle, can, or cup
Turn the bottom up
Keep ’em coming all night long
It’s a drink along song
Drink along song
Turn it up, have some fun
Go on and lose it
Tap your toe, let it go
Sway to the music
It’s a drink along song
Everybody sing along
Drink along song
This is a drink along song
Everybody sing along
Pour you something strong
And chug it, shoot ‘er, sip it
Bottle, can, or cup
Turn the bottom up
Keep ’em coming all night long
It’s a drink along song
It’s a drink along song
It’s a drink along song
Come on and drink along

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