He crashed his plane in front of his parents

 Hay on Wye Cemetery, Hay on Wye, Powys
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On the day he got his wings, Lanty flew over Clock Mill, Clifford, where his parents lived.. His proud parents were outside, waving at him as Lanty tipped his wings. Then something happened–no one knows quite what. But Lanty's plane went out of control, and the young pilot crashed in flames across the Wye in a field, before the horrified eyes of Christine and Rafael.
The sculpture is in the form of Icarus and is reputed to be lying in the same position that Christine Dixon found her dead son. She sculptured her son's grave hence the "Mater luctuosa fecit" "Mother made this in sorrow".
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