Country singer Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash

Singer Troy Gentry, of country music group Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday, the band’s website said. The singer was 50. Linda So reports.

MEDFORD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (CBS / REUTERS) – Singer Troy Gentry of the country music group Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday.

He was 50.

Gentry was due to perform with his bandmate Eddie Montgomery on Friday evening at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford.

Authorities says the pilot of the helicopter declared an emergency and was trying to land on approach when it crashed in a wooded area off the end of a runway at the airport.

The Kentucky band formed in 1999 and scored hits such as “She Couldn’t Change Me” and “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” across eight studio albums.

The FAA is investigating the crash.