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Wreckage from a plane crash on railway tracks in Winnipeg Thursday (CP Photo)

A Federal Express airplane pilot is dead after a crash in Winnipeg Thursday morning.

The Cessna 208 cargo plane was travelling from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay when it crashed in the Osborne Village area of the city. It left only a "twisted heap" of wreckage behind, local radio CJOB said.

Witnesses said the plane attempted to land in a field or on railway tracks near the Confusion Corner intersection, and that no one was hurt on the ground.

Snow and fog were being blamed for the crash.