One of the biggest names in country music, Troy Gentry, recently died in a helicopter crash. He was best known for his time spent preferring and creating music with Eddie Montgomery, his bandmate in the group "Montgomery Gentry."
Now, Troy's wife is opening up about her latest action. According to reports, she has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Keystone Helicopter Corporation. The suit claims that the helicopter Troy Gentry was riding in had not passed safety tests, a fact the company knew and willfully ignored.
“The dangers from the lack of crashworthiness and defects in the engine, transmission and sprag clutch, throttle cables, engine attachments and absence of crashworthy features were unknown to the average user and consumer of this helicopter but well known to these defendants who made it a point to hide and deny and problems that could and did cause serious personal injury and death,” the lawsuit reads.
“Because of defects in the engine," it continues, "throttle cable attachment and collective control, the helicopter did not enter autorotation as expected, it did not disengage smartly from the transmission so the engine the rotors slowed to a speed lower than would permit a safe autorotation, thus allowing the helicopter to drop like a stone to the ground below, killing all aboard."
The incident was a stunning event that rocked the world of country music. Fans were shocked to learn of Troy's passing. Even Eddie Montgomery was stunned to hear that Troy had died before him.
“I always thought I was going to be first,” Montgomery said. “We talked about it because I like to live on the wild side — me and him both. I wanted to keep going because I know T-Roy would be right here going, ‘I’m going to kick your ass if you don’t get out there and keep this going.’ I can’t wait to get out and play the music.”
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