updated 5/1/2008 7:37:22 PM ET 2008-05-01T23:37:22

Police on Thursday were investigating the death of a man who became unconscious on a flight from Moscow and could not be revived by passengers or crew members.

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Police have not released the identity of the man, who died on board an Aeroflot flight that landed in Toronto Wednesday evening.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines said that the crew and two passengers who were doctors tried to resuscitate the man, who was pronounced dead upon arrival at Pearson International Airport.

Officials were treating the death as suspicious and investigating claims from passengers that the man was intoxicated, police spokeswoman Samantha Nulle said. Nulle said an autopsy is being conducted to determine if alcohol was a factor in the man's death.

Police spokesman J.P. Valade said officers are also investigating passenger's claims of an altercation between two or more men on board. Valade would not comment further until the investigation is complete.

Airport authorities declined to comment.

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