Bryan Gordon Jr., 64, a builder and property manager in Northern Virginia, was killed Nov. 2 when the private plane he was piloting crashed near Benson, N.C.
The two passengers aboard also were killed. A spokesman for the National Transportation and Safety Board identified them as Cheryl M. Graham, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Yvette Sevigny, of Montreal.
The spokesman said Mr. Gordon, who owned the plane, had filed a flight plan from the Prince George's Air Park to Titusville, Fla. He said Mr. Gordon had reported at one point during the flight that he was "picking up ice" on the wings. Pending further investigation, the crash was attributed to weather conditions, the spokesman said.
Mr. Gordon was born in Manassas, a nd grew up in Alexandria and Arlington. He bagan his career in real estate by building individual residences and selling them.
After World War II, he built the Shirley-Duke and Regina apartment complexes in Alexandria. He later sold them and they became an important part of the housing market for low-income renters in Alexandria, accounting for 30 percent of such housing in the city. In 1978, Mr. Gordon was part of a group that purchased the buildings. Mr. Gordon said he planned to convert them to middle-income rental housing.
Among Mr. Gordon's other projects was the 4600 Duke Street condominium in Alexandria. At the time of his death, he was president of the West End Corp., a property management firm that he founded in 1977.
Mr. Gordon was a golfer and a member of the Belle Haven and Winchester country clubs.
His marriage to the former Dorothy Schneider ended in divorce.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Langdon, of Alexandria, and Brianne Sells, of Lessburg; two sisters, Lindsey Hadert, of Purcellville, Va., and Mary Forbes, of Pittsburgh, and four grandchildren.