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Hawaii plane crash caught on camera

ABC News has exclusive video of a small plane crash in Hawaii, as it was happening.
One of the passengers later died, but miraculously everyone else survived.

As ABC's Brandi Hitt shows us, it was all captured last month on a passenger's Go-Pro camera.

Just seconds after taking off, passenger Ferdinand Puentes says the Cessna's engine made strange noises, and his camera was rolling.
    "I looked outside the window and just seen that the ocean was coming, pretty fast. It's just like time stopped and your whole life just goes in front of you. Your loved ones and everything I didn't say goodbye to them.

This moment is still difficult for Puentes to relive. And during the impact, surprisingly, the 9 passengers on board were silent.
    Everyone rushed to grab their life jacket, as one passenger dashed towards the door.
"As soon as he opened the door, water just rushed in. I went out, as I put my life vest on..."

One by one, they evacuated the sinking plane that took off from Molokai, Hawaii last month, bound for Honolulu.

Puentes says everyone made it off the plane, with some holding on to the wing.

But Hawaii's State Health Director, Loretta Fuddy, later died. She was the Public Official who released President Obama's birth certifcate after repeated calls from critics who didn't believe he was born in the U.S.

.After more than an hour in the water, rescue aircraft helped pull them to safety.

"I feel...lucky. Can't take things for granted."
And now Puentes has this video of a flight he will never forget.

In the last month, Puentes says he's flown back to thank the rescuers personally.
    It's helped him heal emotionally and get over his new fear of flying.