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Bullock Uninjured in Plane Mishap

December 21, 2000

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) _ A plane carrying actress Sandra Bullock and three other people missed a runway and crashed at the Jackson Hole Airport early Wednesday. Authorities said no one was hurt.

Bullock, who stars in the current ``Miss Congeniality,″ was aboard the plane with two crew members and another person, airport manager George Larson said. He said all were uninjured.

The twin-engine Hawker corporate jet, owned by RR Investments of Texas, was heavily damaged. The main nose landing gear was sheared off and both wings were extensively damaged, Larson said.

The plane landed between a runway and taxiway at the airport in northwestern Wyoming about 1:30 a.m.

Blizzard conditions and a high cross wind made landing more difficult than usual, authorities said.

The harsh weather may have disoriented the pilot, Richard Campbell, of Fort Worth, Texas, causing him to mistake a set of ground lights for the center of the runway, airport officials said.

The four climbed out of the wreckage and found the airport was empty. ``So they walked in here and found a custodian, and she called some other people who called the sheriff’s department,″ Larson said.

A similar accident occurred last winter when a private airplane landed in the same spot. Larson said the airport plans to install new runway lights.

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