California is suffering from a severe drought that is drying out lakes across the state. As water levels decline, officials have discovered the remains of what they believe to be a 1965 plane crash — potentially solving a decades-old aviation mystery.

Workers testing underwater sonar technology in Folsom Lake near Sacramento recently discovered a fully intact plane at the bottom of the lake, and it matches the description of a missing plane, the Piper Comanche 250.

"I saw something that was not normal," Tyler Atkinson, one of the workers, told CBS affiliate KOVR-TV.

The underwater surveying company the men work for, Seafloor Systems, was able to take clear images of the plane's tail and propeller because of the lake's low water level.

"He sees something on the bottom that looks man-made, and that's when we say, 'There's definitely something down there,' and maybe it's the plane," said President of Seafloor Systems John Timplin.

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