UPDATE: Helicopter crash at Medford’s Flying V Airport kills Mongtomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry

The band was slated to perform at the airport tonight.

A helicopter crashed near Flying W Airport in Medford at approximately 12:37 p.m. this afternoon. The incident was first reported by the Courier-Post.

Details regarding injuries or a cause of the crash as currently unknown, according to the Courier-Post. However, two people were involved in the incident, according to a supervisor at the Burlington County communications center in Westampton.

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A medical evacuation chopper responded to the incident.

UPDATE: The Sun has learned that the crash killed Montgomery Gentry band member Troy Gentry, according to the band’s website. The band released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery 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.”

Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to perform at the airport tonight at 5 p.m.

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