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The student pilot was returning after a solo flight to the training area. The runway in use had a seven knot crosswind from the left. The pilot used 20 degrees of flap and approached at 65 kts. His initial flare was too high so he reduced power and lowered the nose. A high sink rate developed and the pilot pulled back on the control wheel before the aircraft bounced into the air. The nose was again lowered and a high sink rate followed by a bounce was experienced. This sequence was repeated on another two occasions before the aircraft nose struck the ground and the aircraft flipped on to its back. No emergency locator transmitter was fitted to the aircraft.
 
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