Photos: Iran locates missing plane on Dena Mountain, 2 days after crash

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2018 05:25 PM IST
A rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains searching for the wreckage of the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, which disappeared on Sunday morning in the Zagros Mountains with 66 people on board. Helicopters belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) discovered the crash site on Dena mountain, two days after the plane went down. (Ali Khodaei / Tasnim News Agency via AP)
A twin-engined turboprop ATR-72 Aseman Airlines plane that crashed in central Iran is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service since 1993, flew early Sunday from Mehrabad airport towards the city of Yasuj, some 500 kilometres to the south.The plane’s emergency locator transmitter was reportedly not functioning, which added to the difficulty in locating the wreckage. (REUTERS)
Members of emergency and rescue teams at work on the mountain. “The exact spot of the plane crash was not found, and given the darkness, heavy snowfall and fog in some regions, the aerial search operation was stopped and will be resumed tomorrow,” Esmaeil Najjar, head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organisation, told the ISNA news agency. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)
Relatives of passengers who are believed to have been killed in the plane crash near the town of Semirom, Iran. According to the IRNA news agency, families of the passengers had travelled to the area and were giving DNA sample kits for later identification of victims. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)
Relatives of Iranian passengers, onboard the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, line up in front of a mosque near Tehran's Mehrabad airport. (Atta Kenare / AFP)
Ambulances and vehicles gathered in full force near the town of Semirom. As many as 60 helicopter sorties were flown yesterday to no avail. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)
The search has been focused on the 14,465-foot Dena mountain, which is popular with Iranians to train for climbs in the Himalayas. According to officials, more than 120 mountaineers have camped there and will resume rescue operations for the third day as the weather clears. (AFP)
A rescue helicopter searches for the crashed aircraft. Iran has suffered multiple aviation disasters, most recently in 2014 when 39 people were killed as a Sepahan Airlines plane crashed just after take-off. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)
For the relatives of passengers feared dead in the accident, it has been an agonising waiting period. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in a statement said the incident brought “great grief and sorrow.” (Atta Kenare / AFP)
Relatives of Iranian passengers, onboard the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, in a helpless wait, now entering the third day since the crash. (Atta Kenare / AFP)

A rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains searching for the wreckage of the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, which disappeared on Sunday morning in the Zagros Mountains with 66 people on board. Helicopters belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) discovered the crash site on Dena mountain, two days after the plane went down. (Ali Khodaei / Tasnim News Agency via AP)

A twin-engined turboprop ATR-72 Aseman Airlines plane that crashed in central Iran is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service since 1993, flew early Sunday from Mehrabad airport towards the city of Yasuj, some 500 kilometres to the south.The plane’s emergency locator transmitter was reportedly not functioning, which added to the difficulty in locating the wreckage. (REUTERS)

Members of emergency and rescue teams at work on the mountain. “The exact spot of the plane crash was not found, and given the darkness, heavy snowfall and fog in some regions, the aerial search operation was stopped and will be resumed tomorrow,” Esmaeil Najjar, head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organisation, told the ISNA news agency. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)

Relatives of passengers who are believed to have been killed in the plane crash near the town of Semirom, Iran. According to the IRNA news agency, families of the passengers had travelled to the area and were giving DNA sample kits for later identification of victims. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)

Relatives of Iranian passengers, onboard the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, line up in front of a mosque near Tehran's Mehrabad airport. (Atta Kenare / AFP)

Ambulances and vehicles gathered in full force near the town of Semirom. As many as 60 helicopter sorties were flown yesterday to no avail. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)

The search has been focused on the 14,465-foot Dena mountain, which is popular with Iranians to train for climbs in the Himalayas. According to officials, more than 120 mountaineers have camped there and will resume rescue operations for the third day as the weather clears. (AFP)

A rescue helicopter searches for the crashed aircraft. Iran has suffered multiple aviation disasters, most recently in 2014 when 39 people were killed as a Sepahan Airlines plane crashed just after take-off. (Tasnim News Agency / REUTERS)

For the relatives of passengers feared dead in the accident, it has been an agonising waiting period. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in a statement said the incident brought “great grief and sorrow.” (Atta Kenare / AFP)

Relatives of Iranian passengers, onboard the Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, in a helpless wait, now entering the third day since the crash. (Atta Kenare / AFP)

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Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in central Iran wait for news as rescue workers continued to scour the mountainous region for the second consecutive day to no avail.

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