Troy Gentry Troy Lee Gentry of the country music group Montgomery Gentry. (Credit: Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia Commons)

A federal judge in New Jersey dismissed two counts in a complaint brought by the widow of country music star Troy Lee Gentry of the musical duo Montgomery Gentry against several insurers and the concert venue where he passed away when a sightseeing helicopter crashed.

On September 8, 2017, Gentry took a ride in a helicopter in Medford that crashed almost immediately after lifting off the ground. Angela K. Gentry, Troy’s widow, alleged that Flying W, a public airport and resort, entered into a contract with her husband’s band that said the resort would maintain a general liability insurance policy of $5 million, according to the opinion.


The British Legal Awards (BLA) 2023Event

Celebrating achievement, excellence, and innovation in the legal profession in the UK.

Get More Information


Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including, and
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.