Report: Troy Gentry's widow files wrongful death suit over deadly helicopter crash

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WKYT) - Troy Gentry's widow Angie has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the helicopter that the country star was in during the deadly 2017 crash.

Courthouse News reported

Thursday that the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. The manufacturers listed are Sikorsky and Keystone.

Gentry's widow claims the throttle cable jammed soon after the aircraft took off in New Jersey, which caused it to travel at high speeds.

The National Transit Safety Board's preliminary report revealed the helicopter passed safety inspections three weeks before the ill-fated flight. Several minutes after taking off, pilot James Evan Robinson reported he was "unable to control engine epm with throttle inputs" and communicated with ground crews about "potential courses of action."

Gentry's widow says there were no recommendations on how to handle the situation the pilot faced.

Gentry's hometown was Lexington, where he met bandmate Eddie Montgomery and formed a group based on their last names.

You can read the lawsuit here.