The collision between a single-engine Cessna 210 and a single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20 occurred about 4 p.m., authorities said. Each aircraft had only the pilot aboard, and the Hawker pilot was reportedly uninjured, KGO-TV Channel 7 is reporting. The condition of the Cessna pilot was unknown.

The Sea Fury, a British fighter aircraft, managed to fly about 45 minutes east and landed safely at the Eagles Nest Airport in Ione, in Amador County, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class spokeswoman Loumania Stewart. The Sea Fury is registered to Sander Aeronautics, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. A man who answered the phone there Sunday night declined to comment.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said both planes took off from Half Moon Bay Airport.

The planes had been featured at the airport's annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines show, featuring cars, show planes and custom motorcycles.

The plane reportedly went down about a mile north of Brother Island.

Stewart said four Coast Guard boats and a Coast Guard helicopter have been searching for more than three hours but so far have only found debris.

Five police and fire boats from various agencies are also assisting with the search, Stewart said. Private boaters also helped at the start of the search.

Gregor said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision.


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Wire services contributed to this report. Follow Kristin J. Bender at Twitter.com/kjbender.