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Chris Stapleton pays tribute to Troy Gentry at Cincinnati show

Montgomery Gentry Chris Stapleton pays tribute to Troy Gentry at Cincinnati show
Edmund Wade | 14 September, 2017, 00:59

Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot.

The information comes from the preliminary accident report from the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), which was reportedly obtained by TMZ.

Several minutes after takeoff, the pilot reported.that he was unable to control engine RPM with throttle inputs.

Autorotations are frequently used in cases of engine failure, and use air moving up through the rotor during descent to power the helicopter's blades, essentially allowing it to glide to the ground.

Robinson, who had logged over 480 hours of helicopter flight experience and an estimated 300 in the Schweizer model, had performed the procedure "numerous times in the past" and was told to initiate over the runway.

Gentry was on the helicopter "purely for pleasure", TMZ reports from the NTSB document.

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. Both are Kentucky natives.

The singer is survived by his wife, Angie, and daughters Kaylee and Taylor.

The memorial service for Gentry will be held September 14 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

A live stream of the 11 a.m. CT service will be available through the Opry's website.

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