Above photo is the plane that crashed today (Reg EP-ATS), was taken in Nov 2017 following an overhaul as part of reviving grounded planes program.
An Iranian passenger plane ATR-72 with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines,Reg EP-ATS, flight #EP3704 from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in the southwest of the country, disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off and later reported to have crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom.
Semirom’s governor said rescue helicopters were unable to land in the crash site because of heavy fog and emergency workers were trying to reach the area by land.
According to Flightradar24 database, all six ATR 72 aircraft that belong Aseman Airlines have old transponders that can only be tracked with MLAT. The 23 year old ATR72 plane Reg EP-ATS was grounded for a long time due to lack of parts and was overhauled and put back into service since November 2017.
Iran has had suffered several plane crashes in the past two decades because of U.S. sanctions have long prevented it from buying new aircraft or spare parts from the West. Sanctions forced Iranian Airlines to ground more than 130 aircraft and carried out maintenance by transferring parts between the planes.