Ferdinand Punetes, a survivor of a plane crash in Hawaii, filmed the entire accident saying that all the eight onboard passengers knew of the imminent crash.
"As sirens and bells of aeroplane were going, it was quiet. Everyone knew what was going on," Puentes told local news organisation, KHON.
The video shows the ordeal of the all the passengers as the Makani Kai Air Cessna went down on Dec.11 shortly after takeoff. Further, one can see the plight of those onboard as the plane's right corner hits the ocean. The chilling video also shows the passengers grappling under water after the plane hit the ocean as they awaited rescue off Kalaupapa on Hawaii's Molokai island.
The crash killed Loretta Fuddy, director of Hawaii's Department of Health. She was the official who confirmed the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth record in Hawaii, reported CNN. One passenger swam to the shore, a Maui Fire Department helicopter saved four people, and a Coast Guard helicopter rescued three people.
According to the New York Daily News, 65-year-old Fuddy got away in to the open water with her life-jacket on. She held hands with her deputy director Keith Yamamoto, who tried to relax her. However, he realized that she was not responding.
Watch the video here.
It has been over a month after the plane crash, but the memories still haunt Puentes. "It just bit into me like, am I dreaming?" Puentes told KHON-TV. He also said that the crash has changed his life. "A lot of things seem petty now. Can't take things for granted," he said.
Puentes told the news channel that he is not scared of water but during the time his clothes weighed him down and an extra seat cushion was needed to keep him afloat.