Originally Posted by matiac
That wasn't a Falcon or a Buzzard. It was an Osprey, or Fish Hawk, and the Ospreys around here usually leave the planes alone, there are however Falcons that'll chase them, but as soon as they see what they are will back away and follow, and occasionally a Red Tail Hawk encounter can be relied upon as well. Soon as I saw the underside of it's wings I could see it was an Osprey...
This. The wing shape will tell you its an osprey. Amazing birds, but they prey on fish, not birds- kinda narrows down the reasons for the attack. You didn't have floats on the jet, did you?