Kidman’s Christmas Flight Grounded

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December 23, 2010 | 8:45pm EST

Country star Keith Urban and his actress wife Nicole Kidman are facing a dash back to their adopted Tennessee for Christmas after their flight was grounded with engine problems in Sydney, Australia on Thursday.
The celebrity Aussie couple had been celebrating the festive season with family and friends. They were hoping to jet home to Nashville with daughter Sunday Rose in plenty of time for Christmas but a problem onboard their Qantas jet forced them to make new plans.

A spokesperson for the airline says, “There was a vibration in one of the engines and the plane immediately rejected take-off, which is standard procedure in that situation.”

Kidman, Urban and their daughter departed the plane, returned to the airport and decided to return to the Oscar winner’s Sydney home rather than await a later flight.

The trio now hopes to make the trip to the U.S. on Christmas Eve, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.