As Troy Gentry continues to be mourned by the country community following a fatal helicopter crash last September, his wife has filed a lawsuit against the aircraft’s manufacturer.

Angela Gentry is taking action against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Sikorsky Global Helicopters and Keystone Helicopter Corp., all of which are attributed to the Model 269 Schweitzer helicopter in which Troy was riding when it crashed on Sept. 8, 2017. According to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE , Angela is blaming the companies for “dangerous defects which caused” the death of her husband.

At the time of Troy’s death, a preliminary incident report by the NTSB cited engine trouble that occurred shortly after takeoff. Angela’s lawsuit claims that the pilot had invited the Montgomery Gentry singer on a sightseeing ride at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, New Jersey, just hours before he and bandmate Eddie Montgomery were set to perform there. The engine issues made the helicopter “drop like a stone to the ground below,” according to the suit, leaving both Gentry and the pilot dead.

Source : People Magazine