SEE IT: Footage reveals Hawaiian plane crash that killed health director who released President Obama's birth certificate (VIDEO) - NY Daily News

This is the horrifying moment a plane crashed into waters off Hawaii and killed its state director of health Loretta Fuddy - who was responsible for releasing Barack Obama's longform birth certificate.

Terrifying footage taken by another passenger on board shows the aircraft losing power shortly after take-off and then later slamming hard into the water.

The 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan's cabin starts to flood after impact - but everyone remains calm and eerily quiet as they leave the sinking craft.

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Fuddy, 65, managed to escape into the open water.

Wearing a life-jacket, she reportedly held hands with her deputy director Keith Yamamoto as he tried to help her relax.

But Yamamoto soon realized there was no response from her, and that she had died.

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The eight other people on board, including the pilot, were either rescued by helicopters and a search plane or swam for 90 minutes to shore, reports ABC News.

Fuddy, on the Makani Kai Air flight from Molokai to Oahu last month after visiting a state-run leper colony, became famous in 2011 after she made Obama's birth certificate public.

It was a bid to kill rumors that he wasn't born in the U.S.

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Tributes have been paid to Fuddy, with Gov. Neil Abercrombie saying she was "loved and respected."

"Her knowledge was vast, her counsel and advice always given from her heart as much as from her storehouse of experience," he added.

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