From the foreword of Deborah A.P. Hersman: "I am pleased to present the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) 2012 'Annual Report to Congress'. Recognized internationally for our accident investigation expertise, the NTSB has been in the forefront of transportation safety for over 40 years. Throughout our history, we have investigated more than 140,000 aviation accidents and incidents as well as thousands of surface transportation accidents; issued more than 13,700 safety recommendations. The 2012 annual report presents the agency's work over the last year, providing details of completed and ongoing investigations, safety recommendations, family disaster assistance activities, and emerging issues."
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