Troy Gentry waited for what must have seemed like an eternity hoping aide from emergency units would show up before his helicopter crashed to the ground.
According to the emergency dispatch audio obtained by The Blast, the helicopter Gentry was aboard made a call to Burlington County, NJ officials reporting mechanical issues.
One of the dispatchers on the audio lets the other responders know to hurry to the Flying W Airport because the helicopter was hovering waiting for the fire department to arrive before attempting an emergency landing. They make it clear the country star’s chopper had already been hovering for several minutes.
Unfortunately, the helo crashed shortly after emergency crews arrived, and Gentry and the pilot were both killed. We’re told Gentry was extricated from the helicopter’s passenger seat and transported to the hospital before being pronounced dead.
The crash is currently under investigation.