FRITCH, Texas (AP) — What searchers couldn't find, drought helped reveal.

Canoeists on receding Lake Meredith in the Texas Panhandle found a small plane that crashed in 1984, the National Park Service said in a statement Saturday.

The 25-year-old pilot and a passenger died in the crash, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Park Service didn't say whether it had recovered any remains.

A wheel from the plane and a jacket believed to have been the pilot's were found floating on the lake in the two days after the crash. But a six-day dive turned up nothing else, according to the report.

Park Service workers have closed the area around the wreckage so they can investigate, spokeswoman Rozanna Pfeiffer said in the statement.