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Troy Gentry, half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, dies in New Jersey helicopter crash

LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- Montgomery Gentry's official website says Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, has died in New Jersey helicopter crash.

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LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a helicopter crash near a small New Jersey airport has left two men dead ahead of a concert there by country band Montgomery Gentry.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in Medford.

The airport also houses a resort and was scheduled to host a concert by country stars Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry on Friday night. Shortly after 2 p.m., Flying W Airport announced the cancellation of the gig.

Medford Township Police Chief Richard tells NJ.com police got a call about a helicopter "that was distressed" around 1 p.m.

He says the passenger died on the way to a hospital and the pilot died at the scene.

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