Memorial song released for plane crash victims

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

One year ago, May 25, 2011, many were trying to comprehend the sudden loss of four Kentuckians killed in a North Carolina plane crash. Three young women from Knott County and their pilot died. The band has released a song on YouTube that pays tribute to them.

Members of the Floyd county contemporary Christian band “Christlike” knew the three young women who died and wanted to do something for their families and friends.
They said they hope the song "wings to fly" will help.

“It's really what I hope for the family, that they get peace,” said
Lead Vocalist Kris Patrick.
“That's one of the main reasons that i wrote the song, you know.”

The band released a song today that they started working on one year ago.

“It really doesn't seem like it's been that long,” said Clyde Hamilton, guitarist,

"Wings to Fly" was written in memory of the three women, all in their 20's who died in a North Carolina plane crash.

Band members said they wrote it to comfort all who knew and loved Tiffany Maggard, Kassie Robinson and Miranda Morgan.

“We mainly wrote it to show the families that he would give them the peace and strength that they needed to get through this and that really he was the only thing that could help,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton said the song was also inspired by Phillippians 4:7 from the bible.

“When I singing the song and I say the peace that God can only give, that's, there's some things in life that people can't say or do to really you know comfort somebody,” said Patrick.
“God can give that peace.”

The band said this is the first original song they have completed since they formed back in 2010.

They said they are keeping the families of the crash victims in their thoughts and prayers today.

The music was written by Kris Patrick, Clyde Hamilton and Chad Mynhier.

A link to the video can be found at

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