This plane is a Boeing B707-321 it is built in 1961 has 4 engines and 192 seats. The B707 flew as a private plane for the president of the leader of the Unification Church and the president of the Republic Benin. In 1993 the plane was grounded at Ostend Airport, inside the plane is in an exceptionally good condition. Original teak cabinets in the cabin and the kitchens are virtually intact.
The owner Walter Govaert who is also owner of Chateau La foret has moved the plane five times already in four years. The reason is a political game between the owner and the town Wetteren.
For 16 years the two are putting a legal battle in court. The town wants the plane gone and at some point the court decided that the plane had to be removed of the parking lot. So the owner brought 2 heavy cranes and lifted the plane on top of the roof and the nose on a sea container. That way he respected the verdict of the court. The plane was no longer on the disputed site. But even then the town was still not happy and started a new lawsuit. So the owner had to move the plane again a few meters.