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Eddie Montgomery Recounts Day of Musician Troy Gentry’s Helicopter Crash

On September 8, mere hours before country duo Montgomery Gentry was set to play a concert at an airport and resort in New Jersey, musician Troy Gentry boarded a helicopter for a pre-show joyride. Within minutes, disaster struck as engine problems crippled the two-seater. It tumbled out of the sky and landed in a wooded area just off the runway. The pilot, James Evan Robinson, was killed on impact. Gentry was transported to a nearby hospital, where he passed away with Eddie Montgomery by his side. Montgomery recently spoke out about his late partner, who was eulogized and memorialized at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry shortly after his death. He spoke of the difficulties of coping with his friend’s untimely death, the difficult decisions they’ve had in the past about what to do if one member of the duo passed away and shared memories of their 20-year friendship. “Nashville didn’t put…
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Did a Defective Oxygen System Cause This Tennessee Jet Crash?

A jet recently crashed into Cherokee National Forest. Was a defective oxygen system to blame? The jet involved was a T-45C Goshawk. Two men were killed when the jet crashed into the forest. Defective Parts and Aviation Accidents Around one-fifth of aviation accidents are the result of mechanical failure. In April of this year, the Navy grounded some of its T-45 jets because more than 100 instructors expressed concerns about the jets’ oxygen systems. Two pilots said that the jets were having up to three incidents during training every week. At the speeds (up to 645 miles per hour) and G-forces Naval pilots fly in these jets, hypoxia is a serious concern. So much so, in fact, that the Navy puts its pilots through training in pressure chambers so that they are able to identify the signs of hypoxia if it occurs. If oxygen systems do not work properly, these…
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Country Singers Who Have Died in Aviation Accidents

On September 8, country musician Troy Gentry, part of the duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a South Jersey helicopter crash. Investigators believe that engine problems were the primary cause of the aviation accident. Part of being a successful musician is long periods of time traveling, often on airplanes. And tragically, Gentry is not the only popular musician who has died in an aviation accident. These types of accidents stretch back to the dawn of the era of commercial flight. This list, by no means exhaustive, details the lives and deaths of several country stars who left this world too soon. Patsy Cline died at the age of 30 in a plane crash in 1963. She was one of country’s first big female stars. Her plane crashed during a heavy downpour on her way to Nashville. The crash also killed Cowboy Copas, who rose to popularity in the 1940s, and Hawkshaw…
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