I tested this in sandbox, and as recommended, I've added the 'knowns,' including geography and timeframe.
What and how would we go about salvaging an alien craft in the immediate days after a crash?
In Portland, Oregon, USA, a large 'saucer' of 350m radius and a thickness of 30m has crashed into the west hills leaving debris, but remaining largely intact. It's understood that no aliens have survived, and the human count is very low. Forest fires have been contained. Now what?
- Date: near-future (in the next few years)
- Available: Dead "gray" aliens; technology we don't know how to deconstruct, but also metal alloys we're familiar with (steel, electrical cabling). Meaning there's nothing of immediate value.
- Timeframe: First 5 days after figuring out what just happened.
- Discovery: After the fire was put out by local first responders assisted those whose houses were destroyed by the impact and blast of something large landing near them.
- Initial impact: Fire and brimstone witnessed at night, made a loud noise, broke a lot of windows - it was conspicuous. Now it appears similar to an aircraft wreck site, but it is suddenly obvious to be alien in nature.
What are the responses by the public and the local government? Federal / International governments have not had a chance to verify and respond in the first five days, not unlike the alleged mishandling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This is local public, and local government, not black helicopters coming from DC.
Note: we don't have a UFO tag??
Edit: As requested, I am adding the dimensions in yards: 350m = 383yds; 30m = 33yds.