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Troy Gentry's Pilot Seemed Comfortable Flying Near Crash Site, Weeks Before Death (VIDEO)

By TheBlast Staff

Troy Gentry's helicopter pilot was no stranger to navigating the skies near the eventual deadly crash and seemed very comfortable as he showcased his skills in the cockpit.

James Evan Robinson posted a video in May of this year as he flew near the Flying W airport in Medford, N.J.

The 30-year-old claimed to give aerial tours around Flying W and mentioned it was "just another day" in this particular video.

Robinson acquired his helicopter pilot's license in 2015, and an instructor's license in January of this year.

As The Blast first reported, Robinson and Gentry hovered for an extended period of time while waiting for emergency crews to arrive on scene before attempting an emergency landing. They had reported the helicopter was suffering from "mechanical issues."

The aircraft crashed shortly after responders arrived.

Robinson was killed instantly, while Gentry was removed from the helicopter and pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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