The fear of an airplane crash is instilled within many people, even though flying is actually the safest mode of transportation available today – the chances of being involved in an airplane accident is 1 in 1.2 million, while the odds that you'll be killed in one is 1 in 11 million compared to 1 in 5,000 for cars.
Nevertheless, it does happen, and while we usually only get footage from the outside, one passenger who was involved in a dramatic plane crash that killed one woman in Hawaii last month, kept his cool and recorded the incident.
In fact, watching the video shot by Ferdinand Puentes, 39, who was aboard the 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan when it crashed into the water off the coast of Hawaii on December 11, shows that all passengers remained remarkably calm, considering the circumstances.
"There wasn't panic or anything. It was very orderly. It wasn't like any of the movies or the TV shows," passenger C. Phillip Hollstein Jr. told the Associated Press.
Fuentes even managed to get some footage while out in the water.
"The water was rough. The pilot was trying to get everybody together but it was kind of impossible because of the waves," Rosa Key, another passenger, told KITV, according to ABC News, which obtained the footage you see below.
The passengers credited the pilot Clyde Kawasaki, for managing to keep his head and land the plane on its right side up, which allowed them to get out and save their lives.
"The way how he handled the flight and everything, he kept his calm, it's just amazing how he did it," Puentes said. "He is my hero."Video courtesy ABC News