The investigation into TWA 841 has many parallels to a criminal investigation. One clue that threw investigators off early on was an eyewitness account by passenger Holly Wicker, who claimed that the upset occurred within minutes of her seeing the flight engineer hand the meal trays to a flight attendant and then return to the cockpit. Holly repeated her claim during her deposition for her civil trial. NTSB lead investigator Leslie Kampschror read the deposition and then asked Holly if she would provide another written statement. This is the statement she provided.
Before the incident, a member of the crew came back toward the galley with three trays. He came from the cockpit and he had insignias on his shoulder, which indicated he was one of the flight crew. I had met the stewards and stewardesses when I got on because I was transporting three children back from India for adoption. I was watching the galley because one of the stewardesses was heating up a bottle for one of the children I was with. It was within a minute or two, or maybe less, later that the incident began. The bottle that I had been given still did not have its cap on properly.