A scene in my story involves the main character encountering a crashed spacecraft while collecting firewood for his village, and keeping it a secret for several months. The spacecraft is about 20 meters in length, and has among other things an Expanse-style fusion drive, meaning fuel and delta-v are mostly not a problem. Its only crew member and pilot is dead by the time the main character finds the ship.
While I currently describe the spacecraft to be an old but functional relic, I'm considering rewriting the scene to make it crash land while the main character is out and about, in order to better foreshadow a later event in the story. However, any spacecraft that re-enters an atmosphere from orbit would, in my understanding, probably be seen by the entire village, and the main character still has to keep the ship a secret for the sake of plot.
Is there any way for this crash landing to only be seen, or not be dismissed as a natural phenomena, by the main character? I'm open to giving the ship far-future or theoretical technologies to help with this, as the story's setting is largely a space opera.