Airplane Crashes Down Into Ocean. 1 Dead, 8 Survive (All Captured On GoPro)

A dramatic video was released today showing a flight in Hawaii crashing last month into the ocean. Passenger Ferdinand Puentes, a construction worker and spear fisherman, had his GoPro filming from impact until an amazingly calm and orderly evacuation of the passengers, who jumped out of the open plane door and into the sea.

One of the passengers, the Associated Press reported, swam to shore. The others waited for a rescue helicopter. The GoPro owner, Puentes, was unhurt. Sadly, one passenger, Loretta Fuddy, died before the Coast Guard arrived. The whole crazy ordeal was captured on film. Puentes kept his camera rolling the whole time. —Stephen Regenold


Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.