The jet was just minutes away from takeoff at the Sydney airport before the pilot was ejected from the flight.
According to Canberra Times
, the airline has now launched an investigation into the incident because the senior pilot did end up testing positive for alcohol.
According to Sydney Morning Herald
, the captain has now been withed from operational duties and will still receive full pay. Qantas did not say what reading the captain gave.
According to Herald Sun
, the Boeing 767-300 was ordered to go back to the domestic terminal. That is where a replacement pilot took control of the plane.
The investigation into the incident is expected to take up to a month to complete. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has also been told about the incident.