Airplane maker Boeing's CEO acknowledged for the first time that the planes' new maneuvering system was responsible for two crashes that killed almost 350 people. "We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 accidents," CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday in a video statement. A preliminary report made it apparent that the maneuvering system activated "in response to erroneous angle of attack information" in both flights. The report indicated the crew of an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all procedures recommended by the aerospace giant but failed to gain control of the doomed aircraft. "It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk," Muilenburg said. "We own it, and we know how to do it.”
FBI agents identified a person who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who vanished in Illinois eight years ago. DNA test results revealed Thursday that the person found Wednesday by police in Kentucky is actually Brian Michael Rini, 23, from Medina, Ohio, whose name came up in a DNA database. It was not known late Thursday where Rini was held or what charges he could face. The man told authorities Wednesday that he was Pitzen and claimed to have escaped from two men holding him captive.