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Last December, one intrepid passenger got out his camera as a small passenger plane crash landed in the ocean off the coast of Hawaii.

Ferdinand Puentes began filming as the plane descended into water and kept the camera on as passengers exited the plane. Because the plane did not have any major structural damage or fire, the passengers were able to cling to one of the wings while waiting for safety. One month after the December crash, Puentes shared his video and how the plane crash has impacted his life.

From KHON:

After floating for what seemed like hours, Puentes and the rest of the people on board were picked up by the Coast Guard.

He was flown to the Queen’s Medical Center to get checked out.

“You could have died. There’s so much variations that could have happened for the worse,” Puentes said.

Puentes says his life has been forever changed by that day.

“A lot of things seem petty now. Can’t take things for granted,” Puentes said.