Watch: GoPro Captures Hawaii Plane Crash That Killed State Health Director

A deadly plane crash off Hawaii’s coast last month which claimed the life of state Health Director Loretta Fuddy, was captured with a GoPro camera by a survivor of the crash, Ferdinand Puentes.

Watch the crash below:

According to Huffington Post:

On Dec. 11, the Honolulu-bound Cessna Grand Caravan experienced engine failure shortly after take-off from the island of Molokai. Pilot Clyde Kawasaki pulled off an emergency water landing, allowing all eight passengers to escape the sinking aircraft. Footage from the GoPro shows the moment of impact, as well as life-vested passengers bobbing in the water, some holding onto the plane’s wings.

The crash made national news because Fuddy, the only fatality in the incident, was the state official who had verified and approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate. Many in the “birther” movement, including Donald Trump, implied that Fuddy’s death was suspicious and somehow involved the White House.

Fuddy was reportedly holding hands with her deputy director, Keith Yamamoto, in the water, but then let go and was unresponsive when rescue crews reached her 80 minutes after the crash. The medical examiner’s report on what killed her has not yet been released, and the National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the plane’s engine failure.