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Dwight Yoakam

Pilot's Mayday Call

OUR PLANE'S ON FIRE!

12/18/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dwight Yoakam's plane was on fire ... IN THE AIR!  That mayday call from the pilot triggered an emergency at Van Nuys Airport, where the runway was cleared and the fire department nervously waited.

Yoakam and 9 others were on board the twin-engine Hawker 800 jet over the weekend ... when the pilot called the tower to report an engine fire.

The plane landed safely ... turns out there was a lot of smoke but no fire.

Yoakam was on his way home after playing a small, private gig in a tiny village in Canada's Northwest Territories -- about 1,300 miles due North of Great Falls, MT.

The event was a 50th birthday party ... thrown by a woman who had more than enough to pay the country singer ... because she just won a $7.6 million dollar lottery jackpot.

In the end Dwight was lucky too ... his plane landed.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Illuminati did it like they did to Aaliyah and the Big Bopper

272 days ago
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daze32    

do more homework TMZ!! the lady who brought Dwight Yoakam won the lottery in 2011, not recently. you do have access to google, don't you??

272 days ago
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Northerner    

First her ex won the lottery, which she helped spend. Then the lucky ***** won right after the divorce was finalized. P.S. It's a town, not a village

272 days ago
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Northerner    

And it wasn't the illuminati, our planes always have problems

272 days ago
5.

Nobody Special    

Lucky Band,
The older hawker 800 have the noisy Garrett Engines, it's now owned by Honeywell and the new 850xp is a much better plane. I like the Rolls Royce engines in the Gulfstreams much more, pay the extra money to Charter a well maintained plane.

272 days ago
6.

Unknown    

Town not a village... 7 mill not 7.8.... Google works. Try searching the birthday girls name rumor starters...

272 days ago
7.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Did you ASK the fire department if they were actually nervous?

272 days ago
8.

Phishie from Philly    

I ain't getting on no plane Murdock.
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272 days ago
9.

Mikey    

The Kia Soul is rat trap. They even have rats driving the car in the commercials.

272 days ago
10.

ketjo    

He's looking more more like family every day.....Dwight you looking like your grandmother now......Thanks goodness you are alright....and TMZ get some real writers cause the ones got got ain't worth spit when it come to researching the facts before writing you crap story.s......!

272 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Lucky Yoakam!!

272 days ago
12.

Azi    

Dwight Yoakam sure looks a lot like Clint Howard.

272 days ago
13.

Vic Creed    

I really enjoyed his death in slingblade.

272 days ago
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Vote2012    

When your number is up that is what happens, my only problem is if the guy in the seat next to you on the plane number is up, he or she takes a plane load of other people down with him or her.

272 days ago
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Vote2012    

No surprise to me this kind of stuff happens everyday but it does not get reported in the mainstream news. Planes are man made, they are large pieces of machinery in the air, things break or shut down. I never bought into the hype and stats put out by airlines you have a very slim chance of being in a plane crash, you have a better chance being in a accident driving to the airport.

272 days ago
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