Thanks to reader Jeff Clinton for passing this along. It's hard to tell if this is staged or not (well, maybe not). The whole operation seems just a little too rag-tag to have been faked. Would a large team like this really begin handling pieces of the crash and UFO without containment suits, and extreme precautions against viruses and radiation? Would there be no containment trucks or heavy equipment? Just look at footage of investigators at any jet crash site, and you'll have the answer. In this film clip, at least, the actions of the group seem completely random and ad hoc. There is no serious attempt to systematically collect evidence and data. And, even if this footage were taken in the early 1950's, you would have seen evidence of photography, filming, and tape recording, aside from whoever shot this clip.
Finally, looking at the UFO, if you presume it failed while extremely close to the ground, the wreckage might look like this. Looking at the trees, it feels like there might have been more trauma to the trees...you can see standing trees nearly touching the spaceship.