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Wayne Newton -- Park My Jet On My Lawn

8/29/2010 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wayne Newton has finally relocated the $2 million private jet he had previously abandoned at a Detroit airport three years ago ... and it's now right in his own backyard -- literally.

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According to employees at the Oakland International Airport, Wayne -- who left the plane to rot after repairs became too expensive -- finally paid the aircraft's mounting storage fees last month and had it shipped to his famous Casa de Shenandoah estate in Las Vegas.

We're told the plane had to be disassembled to make the long haul from Michigan to Nevada -- but it has since been put back together ... and now resides in the yard of Wayne's Las Vegas estate for all to see (pictured above).

This is now the second loose end involving sky miles that Wayne has tied up recently ... we've also learned Wayne just settled a $500k debt with his former pilot.

As we previously reported, Monty Ward won a $501,388 judgment against "Mr. Las Vegas" back in 2009 for unpaid wages.

But now ... according to documents filed in Clark County, Nevada last week, Monty "acknowledges full satisfaction" of the debt ... which means the two are now officially even-steven.


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Yeah, and he has a bunch of old cars on wooden blocks in his yard! Just lovely.

1519 days ago


What they didn't tell you is that he has a bunch of old cars on block too! Lovely.

1519 days ago


Why didn't he just sell it? Why waste the money shipping a plane he won't use anyways.... This makes no sense.....

1518 days ago


No use having a plane that does not work.

Disassemble it and sell it for scrap metal at the salvage yard, tires and all since money is short.

Going prices:
$ 190.00 per TON or
$ 180.00 for LOAD

1518 days ago


He's probably sentimental about the plane. He has his own reasons for keeping it in his yard. I think it might be fun to hang out in, a solitary, peaceful place to go and read a book in one of the comfortable seats. On rainy days the rain on the metal roof would be awesome. Personally I'd love to have a plane in my yard.

1518 days ago


And the pilot said...."Donkey-shane".

1518 days ago


He should just keep it as a little love nest for him and Ellen Griswold, in case they make another vegas vacation movie!

1518 days ago

Don Duckster    

Yeah, he's crazy alright - When the Wayne Newton Museum opens, at some point in the near future, you'll see how crazy he is. Either that, or he is indeed nuts. I'll go with the former..

1518 days ago


Soon there won't be any skin left to pull tight on his face. He's beginning to look like Robocop.

1518 days ago


Pretty sure that the only Oakland International Airport is the one in Oakland, CA.

1518 days ago


No, really, I live just 5 or 7 miles from the Oakland Airport. It is located in Oakland County, Michigan - Between Troy and Birmingham. It is a small airport for recreational flyers and for freight. (yes there are other Troy's and Birmingham's too!)

1518 days ago


Oakland International Airport is in Oakland, CA. Oakland County Airport is in Michigan. TMZ needs to check their sources a little more closely before finalizing their reports.

1518 days ago


There goes the neighborhood!

1518 days ago


Agree that TMZ should have done a better job at checking their facts. For starters, the correct airport name is: Oakland County International Airport (PTK) and it is located in Waterford Michigan. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is in Wayne Michigan.

1518 days ago


How many times can you file bankruptsy and strill own a fancy home and plane????

1517 days ago
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