I was bushwacking at the north end of Kassan Bay on Prince of Wales Island SE Alaska. and about a mile off the beach, in heavy timber I came upon a crashed and burned Hiller 12E helocopter. It had obviously fluttered down through the canopy and smashed into the ground. There were marks on the trees and broken limbs, and evidence of a fire. I eventually found out that it had had engine failure and auto rotated into the trees. The pilot and two geologists had minor injuries but were able to walk out to the bay I had walked in from. They had a camp there and a radio and called in a float plane that took them to Ketchican for treatment. The owners of the helo had salvaged the radios and other usable parts.
It was really weird looking for bodies then trying to get word out to athorities. I was 50 miles out of Ketchican, and had to travel by boat to Kassan village about 10 miles, where they had a radio. I described what I had found and the location and a couple hours later the state troupers radioed back a thank you and details of the crash.