When being threatened, as this man felt he was, I don't have any issues with his trying to leave. I feel that an adult stupid enough to stand in the way of a turning prop is responsible for their own shortcomings. (yes a poor pun, but logical I think) I feel badly for the family and friends this ______ left behind, because they are the people paying dearly for his stupidity. Actions have consequenses, and I'd bet the gyro pilot will not sleep well, even found not guilty, and these need to be considered fully when offering your life up as this man did. If I were hemmed in by people that were blatantly antagonistic to me, and there was no exit clear, I would begin clearing one myself. Is the muggee expected to take the fall for protecting himself when being herded into a corner by two thugs so they can call in some more?
It was a tragedy, (travesty to begin with) but I agree with the jury, not neglegence on the pilot, but neglegence on the antagonist.