Two flight instructors tried to talk the pilot through the issues plaguing the aircraft, and the trio discussed different landing possibilities, the report states.
Eventually, he opted to turn off the engine and perform an autorotation, something he'd successfully done multiple times in the past.
Autorotations are frequently used in cases of engine failure, and use air moving up through the rotor during descent to power the helicopter's blades, essentially allowing it to glide to the ground.In memoriam: Remembering the famous figures we lost in 2017
However, the plane soon crashed in a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J.
Gentry, who was a member of the Grand Ole Opry, was one half of the popular duo Montgomery Gentry. He was scheduled to perform a concert at the airport's resort later that evening with musical partner Eddie Montgomery.Read more at NYDailyNews